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Coffee with a List: 101 in 1,001 Days-September 2015 Edition

I know, I know; it’s been a while. I can honestly say I’m more than sorry. College has just been throwing one thing after the other. The route of an aspiring journalist, as well as any other occupation my friends are pursuing, is not an easy route. Again I ask that you please accept my sincerest apologies and maybe even work with me through e-mail, commenting below, or messaging. I would love to hear what you all want to read and see.

With the last Friday of September being long gone, I give to you a delayed update on my 101 activities to do in 1,001 days. As I have said in both my last posts relating to this topic this list is not created to stress me out by giving me a deadline, but to ensure that I am living my life in happiness. So often do we focus on bettering our lives for the future (as in pursuing our college degrees or just graduating school in general) that we forget to live our lives while preparing for that future.

Since the last time I updated this I have managed to only accomplish three more activities on my list, but I feel no anxiety on my lack of accomplishments. I still have about two-and-a-half years.

Anyways, enough about me.

Happy reading! Feel free to share some of your experiences as well!

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Coffee With a List: 101 in 1,001 Days–August 2015 Edition

With the last Friday of the month already here comes my monthly update of my list of 101 activities to do in 1,001 days. Within my original post I explained that this list is not created to stress me out by giving me a deadline, but to ensure that I am living my life with happiness in mind. So often do we focus on bettering our lives for the future that we forget to live our lives while preparing for that future.

In thirty-nine days I have traveled across the country and back, moved into my apartment in my university town, and started classes, successfully completing six activities from my list without even really trying. Completed activities are in bold and crossed out, with a minute amount of details to the side of them. Those with asterisks will be shared sometime within the month as a post.

Happy reading! Feel free to share some of your experiences as well!

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Coffee with a List: 101 Goals in 1001 Days

Dedicated to the five girls I met at my local Dunkin’ Donuts yesterday who told me they were fans of Coffee at Kayla’s. Ainsley, Mariah, Jude, Nikki, and Sara, your words really meant a lot and definitely gave me motivation to write again. Thank you.

Carpe diem; seize the day.

One hundred and one activities I want to accomplish in one thousand and one days; it’s a pretty simple concept. So what is it that makes this challenge/list different from a bucket list? 

The deadline for a bucket list is usually one’s own death; this list’s deadline is 1,001 days from the start. Personally, I feel like 101 in 1,001 days has the ability to inspire individuals to go out and make things happen for themselves immediately.  

My 101 in 1,001 days consist of events and activities I would enjoy partaking in, people I love to surround myself with, and dreams and goals being met. It will be updated on a monthly basis, allowing for some of the events met to be blogged about. 

This list is not here to take importance of your life; it’s here to make sure you’re living your life out to its fullest…enjoying every single second of the way as you continue to grow in ways you can only imagine. 

So without further ado, here is my 101 in 1,001 days.

Start Date: Monday, July 20th, 2015

Finish Line: Monday, April 16th, 2018

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Confessions in the Silver Linings of Stress

I’m stressed out of mind. You know me; I’m going to be blunt with you guys. Honest, even. My “balance” method works, I promise you…unless you forgot to add a “miscellaneous” section for any other activity that will help your resume.

Balance = temporarily thrown off.

Moving on…

This post has not been edited by editor or seen by anyone else. This is just me talking to you.

The semester has only been in session for four weeks and I am falling apart like a Nature Valley granola bar. It may just be me, but when I’m stressed I cannot focus on much such as what is currently important: school.

And this blog.

Last night, I typed away for the next blog post that would have been up today instead of this one. I really, really, really did not want to write; I thought I felt inspired, but I really wasn’t at all. I continued typing, though, because I did not want to let you all down. If I didn’t post today it would have been one whole week since I last posted.

Failure was not an option.

But here’s the thing when you’re crumbing like a Nature Valley granola bar: things you want to say, type, or text, come out meaner than they should. Sometimes, you don’t even think before you speak, type, or text. You just act.

And while actions speak louder than words, imagine how loud actions that can be read through your words are.

In which your author admits to an almost made mistake, actions within words speak the loudest, school is taking its toll, and we are the light source in this dark period known as stress.

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Confessions of the Misconceptions of College

Mixed emotions are always associated with the term “college”. Whereas an individual may fear college, one may be excited to take on all that college has to throw their way. What is it that creates the feelings of fear or excitement in the minds of individuals?

That’s an easy answer.

Movies. Books. Testimonies from an older family member or a friend.

It is human nature to build beliefs from what others say or what one sees. Refer to it as being judgmental or consider it being apprehensive. Everyone goes through this stage at least once in his or her life. Luckily for you all, this average college girl has a few misconceptions to bring to light and dismiss.

In which there is no “in” in “Drinking” (but there is, technically), your author is selflessly going through coffee withdrawal, and misconceptions are demolished.

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The Confessions Within the Novelty of Things

Part of the 150 word drabble challenge, “Confessions Within A Picture”, that can be found on the page entitled “The Confessions in Pictures” under the menu.

Disclaimer: Before I begin I must let you know that I have tried sushi before and obviously like it, as I continue to go back for more. 

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“The greatest failure is the failure to try.” ~William Ward

The reason I placed sushi as this post’s picture is not only because of its beautiful display, but also because I have met a number of people in the last six months who have failed to try it.

The next four years are to be the best years of your life; live with no regrets. Try new things.

Whether it be eating a combination of raw fish, rice, and seaweed or attempting a new activity; whether it be a traveling across the country or traveling around the world; whether it be making new friends or striving for all A’s.

Try something new.

Embrace your four years.

Your life is your novel; each thing you have yet to try, each place you have yet to visit, and each fear you have yet to conquer is a new chapter.

And guess what?

Only you are the author.

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Confessions of the Second Week Back Syndrome

Looked at your course schedules already, huh? Saw the mounds of exams, papers, and projects? Already behind with your readings? Don’t know when you’re going to have time to write that paper that is due in about four hours? Bags under your eyes? Not enough food in that stomach of yours that—thanks to the holiday season—is so used to constantly being full?

Missing your family’s cooking?

Yup, this sounds about right. The Second Week Back Syndrome has hit hard. Never fear! There are ways to right these issues in a matter of days.

 In which the “Second Week Back Syndrome” has taken its course, a cure is provided, and “The Rise of the Millennials” is upon us.

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